Tata McGraw - Hill Education
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Electronics & Communication Engineering
Switchgears are combinations of devices used in electrical systems to control and protect electrical equipments. Switchgears can consist of fuses, disconnect switches, circuit breakers etc.
Switchgears are an important part of electrical circuits and systems as they control power supply, protect equipment from surges, and faults and help ensure reliability and safety of power supply.
Handbook of Switchgears is a guide to the design of switchgears and their applications and protection. The book takes a detailed look at low voltage switchgears, and the technologies used in medium and high voltage switchgears.
The book covers the subject of switchgears and its various aspects in 21 chapters. It begins with a look at circuit breaker technologies. It then explains the technologies and uses of low voltage and medium voltage switchgears and high voltage circuit breakers.
The book then discusses Gas Insulated Switchgears (GIS), current and voltage transformers and auto-recloser and sectionalizer. The book then explains surge protection and protection relays.
Handbook of Switchgears then moves on to discuss the applications of medium voltage switchgears, control and interlocking schemes for medium voltage switchgears, and energy metering.
The book then discusses the testing of switchgears. Handbook of Switchgears finishes with a look at reference standards and statutory requirements, and electricity rules.
Handbook of Switchgears is a comprehensive guide to the subject of switchgears - their design, application and protection. It explains various technologies used in these devices and discusses the various aspects of switchgear systems, their installation, working and their protection.
It is a useful guide to students of electrical engineering and also to professionals in the field.